Weekend Haul : NARS, Clinique, Shu Uemura


Hey everyone!

I did a little beauty haul over the weekend and I’m really excited to share the products I picked up! I had gone to check out some new launches by Clinique – the new Pop Lip Color + Primer, new shades of Cheek Pop and Contouring Blush. Instead I ended up picking up some bits from NARS and Shu Uemura along with the Pop Lip from Clinique 🙂



Weekend Haul - NARS, Clinique, Shu Uemura
Weekend Haul – NARS, Clinique, Shu Uemura





Shu Uemura POREraser Under Makeup Base (Deep Beige)

This is a tinted makeup base that helps control shine and minimize the look of pores. The texture is very interesting – it comes out like a airy foam and getS a bit more fluid when you spread it on the skin. It has SPF 35 and PA+++ protection. I think this would be great in the summer! This is my first purchase from Shu Uemura and I’m really excited to try this out.


NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation (Barcelona)

Another product I picked up with summer in mind. This is a high coverage foundation that feels very light on the skin. Its more on the matte side and I’ve heard good things about the longevity of the formula. I’ve never tried NARS foundations before so took a little time to match my shade. I tried out 3 – Stromboli, Syracuse and Barcelona and Barcelona matched me the best.



Shu Uemura Poreraser, NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation
Shu Uemura Poreraser, NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation



NARS Dual Intensity Blush (Fervor)

I had plans of picking up the Clinique Cheek Pop in one of the new shades but I found only a single shade at the counter I visited. The NARS Dual Intensity blushes on the other hand looked very appealing and I headed straight for the shade Panic which had a hot coral and bright pink. Next to it was this little number – Fervor with a bronzy plum and a light peachy pink and it looks really subtle and beautiful on the cheeks. So I ended up with this one instead of the very vibrant Panic.



NARS Dual Intensity Blush - Fervor
NARS Dual Intensity Blush – Fervor



Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (Plum Pop)

The Pop Lip is the big launch from Clinique this spring and I have been hearing a lot of good things about these. I had my eyes on 2 shades – Plum Pop and Punch Pop. Plum Pop is a beautiful plummy pink that would be great for everyday wear. Punch Pop was really pretty too but I have loads of fuchsia shades now so I skipped it. These lipstick have a creamy smooth texture and great pigmentation!



Clinique Lip Pop - Plum Pop
Clinique Lip Pop – Plum Pop


Clinique Lip Pop - Plum Pop
Clinique Lip Pop – Plum Pop



[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hope you had a good weekend! Which product would you like reviewed first? Let me know your comments below! [/note]




  1. Nice haul Ankita
    Can you mention the price of that Nars foundation? I am planning to buy a foundation. Currently i am planning to buy mac pro longwear NC30. Which will be good amoung these?
    Do you have any oxidising problem with mac foundation?

      1. Thanks Ankita for the reply.
        Can you suggest me a good foundation and concealer. My marriage will be soon. So i need to use it for all the functions.
        My skin is normal to oily. Skin tone NC30.
        Now i am at Dubai for my wedding shopping. I will return on 17th. So can you suggest me some products as soon as possible. Please. Because any of good brands will not be available in kerala.

        1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid is a popular choice for bridal makeup because its high coverage, stays well and doesn't give a flash back in pictures. I have heard a lot of good things about Dior foundations as well – Airflash foundation is good for bridal makeup (haven't tried it personally though). You could also pick up a Beauty Blender sponge – its great for foundation application – gives a very good finish! You should find it in Sephora. I'd also recommend picking up a primer – MAC prep + prime in Natural Radiance is quite good. For concealer, MAC pro long wear is good as is NARS Radiant Creamy concealer.

    1. Mac prolongwear is one of the best foundations for summar, it does not oxidize on skin but in bottle it tend to oxidize with passage of time, i love love mac prologwear,

  2. Nars is nt in my reach bcz its nt available here.. 🙁 but i liked the clinique pop lip color + primer.. excited for its launch in india.. 🙂

  3. Please do a video tutorial of your skincare routine. You mentioned that nowadays you are having combination skin

  4. Also please do a post on makeup routine for combination skin in summer I mean the makeup steps and the necessary products.
    Can you please review the LYN nail lacquer in green shade?

  5. All products are nice… I love the daily wear lipstick from Clinique.. can you please give a review of that. This week end I purchased your recommended Sheisido Sheer and Perfect foundation n Clinique loose powder for ongoing hot spring here in Portugal. Take Care and thanks for the reviews

  6. Was waiting to see these pics!! NARS weightless Foundation for me too..If its comfortable will like to see Uniqlo Cloth Haul too!!:-)

    Foam texture of a makeup base that too tinted one from
    Shu-Uemera!! It looks Interesting too

  7. Nice Haul Ankita!
    Looking forward to your expert reviews. I am running out of my shisiedo sheer and perfect foundation. My skin is very dry even in summers so I would like to know if Nars weightless foundation is going to work for me or not.

  8. nice haul Ankita !
    need to know the best eye primer in India for humid summer..u told me about the face primer , now can u recommend any eye primer too

    1. You could try Instablur for eyes from The Body Shop. I think MAC also has a Prep+ prime for eyes but I haven't tried it yet. MAC Paint Pots also work great as eye shadow base. Shades like Painterly and Soft Ochre are popular nude shades you could try out.

    1. It does sit well on oily skin but does need touch up after some time. Have you tried a mattifying primer like the Revlon photoready primer under foundation. Its quite good at controlling oil.

  9. I cant wait to read the review of Shu Uemura POREraser Under Makeup Base. This is a new product to me and I never heard of it before!

      1. I am sure it is. Marks and Spencer has launched cosmetics in India. They have good mattifying primers for oily skin. I saw today. Bought two lip products from NYX, one lipcolour from Clinique. Lip gloss from Faces, surprisingly cheap and good quality!

  10. nice haul
    really waiting that clinique pop lipstick to launch here and I did buy that nars foundation and loving it a lot

  11. Lovely haul.. I really liked the Blush when you shared on Insta.. and the Lipstick shade is so pretty. Pls do incorporate it on any of your tutorials, would like to see how it looks when applied.

  12. ankita…can u please suggest where and how can I find this bars foundation in india?? heard some great reviews abt this one…n desperately waiting for ur review too..

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